David Sohn

David Sohn
Senior Policy Councel
Center for Democracy and Technology

David Sohn joined CDT in 2005. He is Senior Policy Counsel and Director of CDT's Project on Intellectual Property and Technology, which seeks to promote reasonable pro-consumer approaches to copyright and related policy issues raised by the emergence of the Internet, new digital media, and digital rights management (DRM) technology.

Prior to joining CDT, Mr. Sohn worked for nearly five years as Commerce Counsel for Senator Ron Wyden, where he advised the Senator on technology and telecommunications issues coming before the Senate Commerce Committee. In that capacity, Mr. Sohn worked on legislation relating to such matters as spyware, digital copyright, and online privacy, and played a major role in enactment of the first federal anti-spam law. Before joining Senator Wyden's office, Mr. Sohn practiced law in Washington, D.C. at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, with a focus on telecommunications law and regulation.

Mr. Sohn received his B.A. degree from Amherst College (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and his J.D. from Stanford Law School. He also received an M.Sc. degree from the London School of Economics.

Recent Events

December 11, 2008

If ISPs are to provide customers a good Internet service and operate their networks efficiently, they must be able to allocate bandwidth between users and apply network management tools to shape traffic from multiple applications.